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Creighton Debate Team Member Earns National Title

Creighton Debate Team Member Earns National Title

Creighton University Sophomore, Mike Storey was the National Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the National Forensic Association National Tournament that was held April 19-23, at Berry College in Rome, Ga.

Storey defeated one of the nationís top debaters from Western Kentucky University. His success helped the debate portion of Creightonís team place second in the nation in Debate Team Sweepstakes.

Jon Kohlscheen, a junior at Creighton, was awarded First Place Speaker in the tournament, an award given to the competitor who scores the most cumulative speaker points in preliminary rounds of competition.

More than 800 students, coaches and faculty members from 70 colleges and universities participated in the nationís largest intercollegiate speech and debate competition. The Individual Events portion of the team placed 13th in the Nation. This is the best showing at any national tournament in individual events for Creighton

Participating in the national tournament were seniors Dan Reeker, Phil Allen, Patrick Foy and Erica Reinig; juniors Jon Kohlscheen, David Skoglund, Sara Berggren; Sophmores Mike Storey, Ashley Hinck, Natalie German, Tom Smaldone and Natalie Rivera; freshman Claire Wolnisty, Shun-Sho Fong, Chris Fowler and James Leahy.